Health insurance woes strangling rural America
FarmedicAid?: Excellent piece about how access to affordable health insurance is a major barrier for small business owners and farmers in rural America. One-third of farmers and ranchers depend on individual insurance — four times the rate for everyone else — and in many cases those premiums come with such a high deductible that they're basically just catastrophic, let-s-not-lose-the-farm insurance, not allowing access to regular or preventive care. (NPR)
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